The Definitive Movie Musicals: 20-11

The clear difficulty of identifying the definitive movie musicals is separating the musical itself from the film version. The Phantom of the Opera is, without a doubt, a top ten definitive stage ...

Phantom of the Paradise DVD review – Philip French on a garish cult thriller

(Brian De Palma, 15, Arrow, 1974) In 1974, after a decade making low-budget, semi-underground movies, Brian De Palma thought he was about to enter the big time when 20th Century Fox paid $2m for this ...

Rest in Peace: Oscar Winner and Former Phantom of the Opera Maximilian Schell

One of the greats has left us, and we'd be remiss to not mention the passing of Oscar winner Maximilian Schell this morning (Feb. 1, 2014) at the age of 83 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. He didn't ...

Ryan Silverman & Hannah Elless Join Somewhere In Time at Portland Center Stage

Producers announced today that Ryan Silverman Passion, The Phantom of the Opera and Hannah Elless Godspell, Mamma Mia will star as Richard Collier and Elise McKenna in Portland Center Stage's Pcs ...

Ryan Silverman and Hannah Elless Join Marc Kudisch for Somewhere In Time's Portland World Premiere

Producers announced today that Ryan Silverman Passion, The Phantom of the Opera and Hannah Elless Godspell, Mamma Mia will star as Richard Collier and Elise McKenna in Portland Center Stage's Pcs ...

Looking back at Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise

It’s Brian De Palma’s 1974 musical take on The Phantom Of The Opera, and it’s quite odd. But as Jeff explains, Phantom Of The Paradise is also rather good… From Rod Serling’s moody opening monologue, ...